The Battle With The Bulge.

The Gumdrops triple bubble is fun, though probably not suited for an average user, and has a nice design. The material makes it a little less than safe, especially for sharing, and good luck getting a condom over the whole thing.
Published:
Pros:
Large, fun to insert,
Cons:
Large, material is porous condom won't easily fit over it, base is a little too large
Rating by reviewer:
3
extremely useful review

Use

The Doc Johnson Gumdrops triple bubble is a toy made of PVC that is meant to be inserted anally. The Triple is probably going to be better suited to the more acclimated anal players in the bunch. This anal plug can be used during both solo and partner sex or foreplay. The base on the Triple is large enough that you can have it inserted without worrying that it will go all the way in.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Large
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool

Material / Texture

The PVC in the triple bubble is smooth and firm, but not rigid. The PVC slicks up nicely when lube is added and that aids in the insertion of this mammoth toy. There is a light plastic smell when the toy is new, but nothing overpowering, and fades quickly with a wash or two. Since PVC is a porous material and not heat resistant, cleaning can become complicated, especially since this is an anal toy. It is waterproof, and the Triple can be washed with warm water and antibacterial soap, or an absolutely universal toy cleaner. If you intend on sharing this product with a partner, you will need to cover it with a condom, as PVC can harbor bacteria, even after a thorough cleaning. Triple's PVC is translucent and if you look through it you can make out a more swirly, inverted world on the other side.

Swirly-er world through your Triple You can see in the picture above how the Triple makes a tree in my backyard look.

If voyeurism was your goal here, you will most likely find yourself disappointed. If you have enough lamps in your house to light this up while it is in your partner what you see will be tinged the color of the plug and look like you took some of your favorite hallucinogen.

PVC is compatible with both water and silicone based lubricants. The color is consistent throughout the toy, with no swirls or variations. One could almost say it is solid, yet see through.

    • Bumpy
    • Light odor
    • Porous

Design / Shape / Size

The design of the Triple Bubble is a fantastic theory. The first 'bubble', which is actually shaped more like rounded-corner diamond, is easy to insert, and at 3/4 inch at the widest point, is small enough to go in with out a big fuss. It is also firm enough that it can hold it's own against uncooperative muscles. The next bubble is a big jump in size to 1 1/2 inches at it's widest point, but will feel great to most users who have at least tested the anal play waters. The second bubble is not actually a bubble shape either, as it is more elongated than a bubble would be, and I personally think that helps when you are inserting the plug. The last bubble jumps up to a bubble of epic proportions at roughly 2 1/4 inches across at it's widest point. Not to mention the fact that is almost perfectly round, presenting a new sensation and a challenge all in one bubble. The tube that connects to the base is 1 3/4 across, but is comfortable to squeeze with your muscles. The base is a rectangle that measures 3 inches the longest way and 2 1/4 the shortest.

The Triple has no place to insert a bullet, and that is one thing that I think would really give this toy an edge. With the proportions being what they are, I think a little bit of vibration would help nervous sphincter muscles loosen up a little, you know, let their hair down. That, of course, is my personal opinion and you may find that vibrations in this toy would drive you batty. The good news is that if you have a helping hand in the matter or a creative edge in the DIY field, you can make this toy vibrate by holding a bullet or vibrator you already own up to the base. The vibrations carry considerably well, and may help this toy go from good to excellent.

Another point to consider about this toy is the base. 'Flared' does not quite describe the base accurately. It is a large rectangle that is connected to a thick tube that leads to the rest of the toy. The tube is very pleasurable. It gives your muscles something to hold on to that doesn't over extend them. The base however can present a problem to wearers that have larger butt cheeks. Well actually, any butt cheeks at all might find the large rectangle a bit much for comfort. This can really be a problem for users that want to wear this plug long term. On a happier note, it is easy to hold on to during insertion.

Performance

The Triple does well when covered with lube because it becomes very slick and the lube isn't sucked into oblivion. Depending on the type of lube you use, you make find a little will go a long way with this toy. The shape of the Triple plug is comfortable and fills you up. It gives you two nice bulges to get through and a nice thick tube to grip with your muscles. It could have benefited from a hole for a bullet for extra stimulation, but overall this product is pleasant to use. The Triple product description does not specify if it is harness compatible, and we don't have a harness (yet) to confirm my theory, but from the look of the base and the firmness of the plug, I don't think an O-harness could be used with this plug unless the O was big enough to accommodate either the base or the largest bubble. There is no type of suction cup on the base, and though the Triple can stand upright on it's own, you might have a hard time trying to ride this thing solo.
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

The Triple can be easily cleaned with soap and water because you can submerge it with no fear of it ruining the plug. You can also clean it with a universal toy cleaner. The only thing you want to make sure of, is that you get down in the creases between the bulges well. We store the Triple in the box it came in, however that is proving to be a temporary accommodation. We've had this plug going on a year now, and the box is finally starting to show signs of giving up. The Triple doesn't have any bad habits of attracting lint, hair, dust, or dirt in the box it came in, so when the packaging goes to the big green bin in the sky, we'll probably toss Triple in a ziploc, then into the storage bag with all of our other anal toys. It does seem worth mentioning that if you just toss your Triple into your storage facility without covering it, you run the risk of having to remove any stray hair or dust that it picks up. Just to re-cap, Gumdrops triple bubble is safe to use with both silicone and water based lubricants.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The Triple comes in a translucent plastic box that has the name of the product written in red across the front. The toy is nestled in a plastic insert that fits the shape of the Triple so well that you actually have to pop it out of the mold. The outer box is somewhat sturdy, but don't expect it to hold out forever. As far as being something you could give as a gift, that would be a matter of your personal taste. There are no models or sexual pictures on the box, but it is perfectly obvious that its and anal plug. You can see the actual toy through the front of the box, and you can find "anal play" written more than once on the sides, front and back of the box. There are no instructions included with this toy.
    • Good for storage

Experience

The last bulge in this toy is a monster! It will take time, patience and a superior warm up to insert the Triple. If you are new to anal play it might be better for you to start off a little smaller. It take warm up, lube, more warm up, and finally, even more lube.
Follow-up commentary
The reason I don't like the triple anymore, is because I decided that the porous material, odd base shape and extremely large size just aren't what I'm looking for in an anal plug. This is pleasant enough plug to use, especially for an advanced anal player, but for me, the cons outweighed the pros. The quality is average as far as keeping the shape it was made to be as there are no cracks or splits in the material. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't buy the Triple, I'd go for more body safe material and a little smaller size.
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Comments
  • Silverdrop
    Silverdrop  
    Wow... that thing looks terrifying!
  • Wide Awake Daydream
    Wide Awake Daydream  
    Oh, it is! You should should see it in person, the pictures just don't do it justice!
  • DiamondKoala
    DiamondKoala  
    Great review, thanks for the pictures. Definitely reconsidering the base.
  • Jimenko
    Jimenko  
    Thanks for the review
  • LavenderSkies
    LavenderSkies  
    Thanks!
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    chantalgiardina  
    nice review thanks for sharing
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    comatose-kitty  
    thanks for the pics
  • BlooJay
    BlooJay  
    Cool pics. I think I'll pass on this porous anal toy. Thx for the review!
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    RoseIsSoPretty  
    SCARY!!!
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    RoseIsSoPretty  
    SCARY!!!
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    Lioncub  
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    Gleb  
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    captainsgirl  
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    treehugger  
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